On one side of the pergola is a concrete birdbath with some plantings beneath. And because I like to have balance in my life, on the other side of the pergola is a sundial.
Which you can barely see in the picture -- it's to the left of the table. I saw it early on at Red Cedar Gardens this year and fell in love with it but it came with a hefty price tag and so . . . with the money I earned from teaching cooking classes I was able to squirrel away enough to buy it -- and home it came -- just before we left for England!!!
It's cement and it's heavy -- it's a triangle and even though this part of the garden is more shady than sunny -- it goes well here, methinks.
It counts none but the sunny hours! It has a great "face" and when we set it in place and I put the rod in to count those hours -- it was perfect -- it needed no adjustment!!! So, now there is time to tell in Linderhof's garden!
It has three faces and I'm sure there must be a story to this design but I do not know what it is but the faces . . .
A young girl -- is she a goddess of the garden?
A prince, perhaps -- her prince charming?
And the old man -- a green man? Whom we found so often in English gardens?
It's Outdoor Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer so join her and see what other outdoor treasures there are this Wednesday!
That sounds and looks really interesting. Nice to guess a bit.
I think your sundial is so lovely Martha, and suits your garden beautifully. If only they could talk...
I love the "faces" tour...I especially like the sundial.
Beautiful statuary and I love the sundial, Martha!
What a beautiful piece for the garden. I'm really drawn to those heavy and permanent fixtures - they are worth saving up for!
Your garden is so lush and lovely! The sundial is mysteriously stunning!
I love the sundial! The faces are very interesting - they'll keep lookout for your garden, bringing only good things! Blessings, Linda
Love your "faces" tour....beautiful sundial. :-)))
I too have an assortment in my garden...with all those faces looking out at you.
Martha, that is lovely! What a great and interesting piece. I'm sure this will start many great conversations. And I love the carved faces.
What a wonderful sundial! Your garden is so lovely!
Martha, I just love your blog! You write so much interesting content. You entertain frequently and I love seeing your tablescapes and menus. Beautiful garden too, Martha.
Do you know the designer of the sundial or rather the company that makes it!!! Really cool design!
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